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ICA Newsreel
January 2016

Happy New Year and welcome to your first Newsreel of 2016. Here is a round-up of all our latest news.

Making defaulting "too painful to bear"

In a brand new video, our leadership team - Jean-Marc Derossis, Jürg Reinhart and Salman Ispahani - speak candidly about the ICA and the challenges ahead. Popcorn and ice cream at the ready - enjoy.


View the video  running time 4 mins  >


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Make history - get your ticket for #ica175

To mark our 175th anniverary, our 2016 trade event (#ica175) will return to Liverpool on 20-21 October. Priority booking for ICA individual members will go live on 8 February. Registration for ICA member firms will open early April. Non-members can register from the end of June (subject to availability). We know the event will be a sell-out - book early to guarantee your place.


Watch the web page for more news >


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14 places up for grabs

There are just 14 places remaining on our most popular training course - Complete Cotton. If you are thinking of applying, please hurry. The training will run from 13-22 April 2016 in Liverpool, UK.


Find out more and apply >


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3 days of 'pure cotton'

Registration for the next Bremen Cotton Conference is now open. Taking place 16-18 March in Bremen, Germany, the theme is “Cotton: Connecting High Tech and Nature”.


See the programme and book your place >


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Your safe trading update

Since the last issue, here are the awards that have been added and removed from the ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 1 (also known as the 'default list'):



  • Quetta Textile Mills Limited, Karachi, Pakistan (2 x awards dated 12 Nov 2015 and 23 Nov 2015)


  • *Akbar Cotton Mills Ltd, Bangladesh (award dated 20 Feb 2015)

    *A further award remains outstanding for Akbar Cotton Mills Ltd and they remain on the list


The ICA List of Unfulfilled Awards Part 2 is available to ICA members only.


See the full list here >


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Another 'safe' contact for your list

Another firm signed up to safe trading last month and joined the ICA - Turkey based, Has Pamuk.

If you are involved in cotton and support safe trading, why not join the ICA community?


Find out more and join >

See who else is a member >


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Want more cotton contacts?

Stay connected and boost your contacts by joining our social/business network community on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. You can also access our FREE membership directory to find out who is an ICA member and view their details.


Access our FREE online directory >


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What is Newsreel?

Newsreel is our regular e-news alert. Designed to keep you up to date with everything that is happening at the ICA. Newsreel is aimed at anybody with an interest in the cotton trade.


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